Posh attempt to play down spat
Peterborough chief executive Bob Symns has attempted to distance
the club from the public spat involving Barry Fry and Darren
In an interview with BBC Radio Nottingham that was aired on
Tuesday, director of fottball Fry claimed Ferguson held talks with
Championship rivals Nottingham Forest with a view to becoming
manager at the City Ground.
Fry went on to say that those “unsettling” meetings were done
behind the back of Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony and allegedly
scuppered two summer transfer deals the club was conducting.
Ferguson responded by saying he does not like working with Fry
and that he suspects the club’s former manager is trying to force
him to resign by using “underhand tactics that he has employed
“Following recent interviews given by the director of football
and the football manager, personal opinions were given that were
not sanctioned by Peterborough United Football Club Limited,” Symns
said via a statement released on behalf of the football club.
“It is always the intention of the board to conduct all football
business in a professional and considered manner whereby content is
deemed to be beneficial, factual and necessary. In light of the
public exchanges, the club wishes it to be known that at a formal
meeting, the situation was discussed with appropriate measures
bringing closure to the matter.”